Author: Marco Sanfilippo

Donate to Keep Us Talking

According to a September 2023 United States Census Bureau report, a staggering 26 million people are uninsured; per a January 2024 Forbes article, 43% of working-age adults are inadequately insured. Every month our helpline counselors answer 2,200+ calls from such vulnerable individuals seeking affordable healthcare. In their honor, this month, we’ve kicked off our Keep Us Talking fundraiser to ensure our helpline remains free of charge. This campaign isn’t just about a toll-free phone number; it’s about tearing down barriers that block the path to wellness: Limited finances Many individuals who utilize services like NeedyMeds are already facing financial hardship due […]

Rural Hospital Closures: What That Means For You

Accessing essential healthcare is a challenge many low-income individuals face, especially for those living in rural areas where hospital closures have become a distressing trend. Around 200 rural hospitals have closed or cut services since 2005, as per data from the Sheps Center. Even more concerning, this trend shows no signs of slowing down.  Over 600 rural hospitals may close in the near future because they don’t make enough money to pay for the increasing cost of treating patients. The impact of these hospital closures on the communities they serve is nothing short of devastating. The repercussions of hospitals closing in […]

Your Cold and Flu Season Survival Guide

The following article has been reposted with the permission of the Know Your Dose campaign, a valued partner of our BeMedWise program. It goes by many names – cold and flu season, the “tripledemic,” and respiratory virus season are just a few. Whatever you call it, we know that the colder months and more time indoors mean that many of us will contract a cough, cold, or flu. If you or your loved ones do get sick and you’re using over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat your symptoms, there are a few things you should keep in mind to help your […]

10 Myths About Raynaud’s Disease

As Raynaud’s Awareness Month is coming to a close, NeedyMeds is proud to put a spotlight on one of our partners, the Raynaud’s Association! We have received permission to share the following article from their website. Be sure to visit them at Raynauds.org! Little is known about Raynaud’s.  In fact you’re way ahead of most people if you’ve even heard of it.  Unfortunately some information published about Raynaud’s is inaccurate, and we want to set the record straight on 10 myths about Raynaud’s. Myth #1:  Raynaud’s is a rare disease. It can be difficult putting firm numbers on Raynaud’s sufferers […]

NeedyMeds Spotlight: Take Charge of Estate Planning with Plan for Passing On

Every year, the month of August marks an important and often overlooked event: National Write a Will Month. This month allows individuals the opportunity to shape their future and ensure their wishes are honored even after the’ve moved on. Amidst life’s busyness, however, many miss out on the chance to dive into estate planning and create wills. Interestingly, a study by Caring.com points to procrastination as the main culprit behind this inaction. Surprisingly, over 42 percent of Americans haven’t created a will, largely due to putting it off. This leaves both wills and estate planning in unfamiliar territory for many, whether […]

About Us

Welcome to the NeedyMeds Voice! We look forward to presenting you with timely, provocative pieces on healthcare reform, patient advocacy, medication and healthcare access, and other health-related news. Our goals are to educate, enlighten, and elucidate; together, we will try to make sense of the myriad and ongoing healthcare-related changes in the U.S. today.